tunnel, close of 1 million -- 100 million gallons of water and it. totally flooded from one end to the other. unbelievable. who would've thought it. southern shore of staten island, rockaways battered. long beach. 35,000 people, every house flooded. seagate 8,000 people. every house flooded. the rockaways, 100,000 people, most homes flooded. the flooding came in not only from the ocean side, but the bay side. i live five or six blocks from the ocean. belle harbor it came both ways and met in the middle and many other places as well. so huge, and to compare it to katrina, katrina loss more lives. we lost too many lives, but not close to katrina. in other ways is much more devastating. right now in new york 305,000 homes are seriously damaged or gone.